Center for International Studies and London School of Economics

I will be a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies ( at the London School of Economics ( during February-April of 2008. I look forward to interesting conversations with new colleagues, students, and visitors at LSE. During my time at LSE, I will continue to work on my ongoing research projects in the […]

Montreal, Canada…ICIS Conference

I have two quarters off from my teaching responsibilities. I have hence organized a hectic, yet enjoyable, travel schedule. My first stop was Montreal, Canada… I enjoyed my recent visit to Montreal for the International Conference on Information Systems (see I had good conversations with several colleagues of mine and made new friends. Thanks […]

Overcoming Technology Resistance – Business Strategy Review

Bryce Smart (an MSIM student at the Information School, University of Washington) and I have an article published in the current issue of Business Strategy Review. Most organizations face dire challenges in adopting new technologies. New technologies are often met with resistance. Resistance is followed by the under-utilization of the technology. This leaves the organization […]

Complexities of Large-Scale Technology Project Failure

I have a new paper accepted for publication. The paper, “Complexities of Large-Scale Technology Project Failure: A Forensic Analysis of the Seattle Popular Monorail Authority”, will appear in Public Performance & Management Review ( I co-authored the paper with one of my former graduate students of the Information School (University of Washington), Nina Yuttapongsontorn, and […]

Interview in Manager (Slovenian)

Please see the current issue of Manager ( for an interview that I gave when I was in Slovenia. The interview was conducted at a local café in Ljubljana by Bojana Humar. She interviewed me on various issues ranging from ideas for entrepreneurship to my views on foreign policy and my work at the University […]

Three Cheers for Jonny Wilkinson…England 12 – Australia 10

Just got back from the Kangaroo and the Kiwi (, a pub in Seattle, after watching the England vs. Australia rugby match….England 12 – Australia 10…the difference in the game…good old Wilko (Wilkinson)…The forwards played excellent as well…For those interested in catching some rugby, I will see you at the Pub…next game, New Zealand vs. […]

Presentation at ISA’s 49th Annual Convention…

I will be giving a talk at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in San Francisco, CA (March 26-29, 2008). The title of my talk is “Information Disconnects and Organizational Fragmentation: Lessons for Global Intelligence Failure” and is based on a manuscript that I am currently working on.

Qatar National Research Fund

I was recently asked to consider serving as a reviewer for the Qatar National Research Fund. I have gladly accepted this honor. I grew up in Qatar (spent 16 years there) and it is nice to be able to contribute back to the country. More information on the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF) can be […]

Hybrid C2 Structures: Between Hierarchies and Edge Organizations

I am going to start working on a new research project with Sumit Roy (LINK). Our project was recently funded through a grant from the Center for Edge Power, [sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OASD-NII)], Naval Postgraduate School. Broad Agency Announcement NPS BAA-07-001. Here is […]